Christmas in July?! That's Australia for you! Whether you love it or hate it, you'd better learn to deal with it because it's the best thing going! Check it out, as well as some other top events in Australia in July.
Yulefest at Jenolan Caves - NSW
02 July - 30 July
Along with frost and flurries of snow, an annual Blue Mountains tradition is here again - Yulefest (Christmas in July). During Yulefest, Christmas-style festivities are offered by all the best Blue Mountains establishments, including Caves House, where guests can enjoy log fires, huge Christmas tree and Christmas-style menu.
Lasseters Camel Cup – ALICE SPRINGS
The quirky, annual Lasseters Camel Cup attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world. While camels may have a reputation as dedicated 'ships of the desert', these magnificent beasts are certainly not short on personality. Racing them can prove a nightmare for riders and handlers but fantastic viewing for spectators. Entertainment is assured, with nine unique races scheduled around the dusty outback track throughout the day.
Revelation Perth International Film Festival - PERTH
14 July – 24 July
Admission: From $13
A unique annual film event, based around a prestigious and boutique screening program of new and premiere films drawn directly from the international festival scene, often unseen in Australia.
Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta - DARWIN
Admission: Entrance is by a gold coin donation
A regatta like no other, with boats primarily built entirely from aluminium beer cans. This annual event is a spectacle for all who line Mindil Beach and cheer on the home-made boats of cans, plastic soft drink bottles and cartons, as they flounder and sink in the shallows.
Queensland Music Festival - BRISBANE
15 July - 31 July
Admission: Dependent on event, some free
Queensland Music Festival is a state-wide celebration of music. Over 17 days, the best of local, national and international talent perform every conceivable style of music to Queenslanders from all walks of life, in Brisbane, and in regional and remote centres from Thursday Island to the Gold Coast.
Melbourne International Film Festival – MELBOURNE
21 July - 07 August
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an iconic Melbourne event. MIFF hosts a feast of cinematic delicacies from over 50 countries for some 17 days each winter, heavily garnished with a range of parties and special events that envelop the CBD.
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